BASF: Price increase for butanediol and its derivatives in Europe

With immediate effect, or as existing contracts permit, BASF SE will increase its European selling prices for the following products:

• 1,4-Butanediol (BDO) +120 EUR/mt
• Tetrahydrofuran (THF) +120 EUR/mt
• Polytetramethylene ether glycol (PolyTHF®) for non-fiber applications +120 EUR/mt
• N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) +120 EUR/mt
• Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) +120 EUR/mt

BDO and its derivatives are used for producing engineering plastics, polyurethanes, solvents and elastic spandex or elastane fibers.

PolyTHF® is a registered trade mark of the BASF Group in many countries.